Ida Fink was born in Zbarazh, Poland. in 1921. She was a student of music at Lwow Conservatory. In 1941-1942, she spent two years in the Zbaraz ghetto, before escaping with the help of Aryan papers. After the Holocaust she married and had a daughter. In 1957, Fink immigrated to Israel. Polish culture: Ida Fink She settled in Holon, where she worked as a music librarian and an interviewer for Yad Vashem. She published her first story in 1971. Today, she lives with her sister in Ramat Aviv. Israel Prize for Literature awarded to Ida Fink, Tuvya Ruebner and Nili Mirsky - Haaretz - Israel News
Fink writes in Polish, primarily on Holocaust themes. Her stories revolve around the terrible choices that the Jews had to make during the Nazi era and the hardships of Holocaust survivors after the war. Education - Lesson Plan from Teaching the Legacy, E-newsletter
A documentary about Ida Fink, The Garden that Floated Away, was produced by Israeli filmmaker Ruth Walk. The Jewish Quarterly
The 2008 film Spring 1941, directed by Uri Barbash, was based on her work.